Systems Compared

Insteon vs. The Other Brands

 
 
  Insteon Wink SmartThings Lowes Iris WeMo
Climate Control Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Drapery Control Yes Yes - - -
Energy Monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
On/Off Wall Switch Yes Yes Yes - Yes
Dimming Wall Switch Yes Yes Yes - Yes
LED Bulbs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Low Voltage & Custom Devices Yes - Yes - -
On/Off Plug-in Module Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dimming Plug-in Module Yes Yes Yes    
Motion Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Water Leak Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Smoke and CO Detection Yes Yes   Yes Yes
WiFi Cameras Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Ramp Rates for Dimmers Yes - - - -
Customizable On Levels for Dimmers Yes - - - -
Multi-device Scenes Yes Yes - - -
iOS App Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Android App Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Phone App Yes - Yes - -
Windows 8 App Yes - - - -
Communication Radio Frequency + Powerline Radio Frequency Radio Frequency Radio Frequency Radio Frequency
Technology Insteon WiFi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth LE, Lutron ClearConnect WiFi, ZigBee, Z-Wave Z-Wave WiFi
API Yes Yes Yes - -